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Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy - Page 1690post #25336 of 296312/10/16 at 2:00pmpost #25337 of 296312/10/16 at 2:06pmpost #25338 of 296312/10/16 at 2:30pmpost #25339 of 296312/10/16 at 2:50pmWasn't the 888 based on the 808 and the 808 in turn based on the 88? I guess the 890 is just the next evolution of their squared toe last, can't say I like it though, much prefer the more classic aesthetics of the 888 and even more so the 808 over the 890. With every evolution the successor to my eye seems to have gotten slightly more aggressive (the nose became more square and more chiseled).
I am curious to know how the 82 and 888 were received by the E.G. enthusiasts and long time customers at the time when they first started appearing in stores and on the internet. I have only been into E.G. since 2011, but I presume at the time the 82 and 888 were generally seen as more agressive and less classic at the time by the then current E.G. enthusiasts.post #25340 of 296312/10/16 at 2:54pmpost #25341 of 296312/10/16 at 4:07pmQuote:A comment from Tony on another board, from 2005:Originally Posted by michaelvl
Wasn't the 888 based on the 808 and the 808 in turn based on the 88? I guess the 890 is just the next evolution of their squared toe last, can't say I like it though, much prefer the more classic aesthetics of the 888 and even more so the 808 over the 890. With every evolution the successor to my eye seems to have gotten slightly more aggressive (the nose became more square and more chiseled).
I am curious to know how the 82 and 888 were received by the E.G. enthusiasts and long time customers at the time when they first started appearing in stores and on the internet. I have only been into E.G. since 2011, but I presume at the time the 82 and 888 were generally seen as more agressive and less classic at the time by the then current E.G. enthusiasts.Quote:...people actually had trouble accepting the 888 last saying that it looked too Italian, which I think is completely wrong, but the majority of our customers are still very conservative.
Tonypost #25342 of 296312/11/16 at 8:10amQuote:Originally Posted by Leaves
I notice a trend that makers seem to introduce new lasts more frequently. As a retailer (and Shoe Freak), I have to say that I would prefer fewer new lasts and more new styles. Not only does it become more perplexing for clients (especially for experienced buyers who has nailed down their lasts/size) the more lasts they have to chose from. It's also more expensive to develop new lasts compared to developing a new style pattern. Is it a move to expand variety and thus increase sales? Or a service to provide lasts that are more easy to fit clients into? Just a reflection. A bit off topic I guess,
Steve, what's your 2 cents?
I am 100% with you on this, a few weeks ago I tried on a pair on the new 890 last which looked a bit too Italian for me!
One of the reason I buy English shoes is that I prefer the elegant shape of the shoes compared to some of the more flamboyant offerings.
However the new 72 last is a superb fit for me just like the 202 or 64 last.post #25343 of 296312/11/16 at 8:22ampost #25344 of 296312/11/16 at 8:25ampost #25345 of 296312/11/16 at 8:31ampost #25346 of 296312/11/16 at 8:34ampost #25347 of 296312/11/16 at 8:39ampost #25348 of 296312/11/16 at 8:44amQuote:
Thank you good sir.
The fitment isn't ideal...but it's the best I'll be able to come by unless I specially ordered a 'D' width. The 82 last is quite finicky for my foot. The large instep volume facilitates a marginal amount of heel slip, even while laced completely closed. Length-wise they're perfect, width wise they could be more sleek...overall, I think they'll do just fine. :)post #25349 of 296312/11/16 at 8:52amQuote:Originally Posted by MrVenneri
Thank you good sir.
The fitment isn't ideal...but it's the best I'll be able to come by unless I specially ordered a 'D' width. The 82 last is quite finicky for my foot. The large instep volume facilitates a marginal amount of heel slip, even while laced completely closed. Length-wise they're perfect, width wise they could be more sleek...overall, I think they'll do just fine.
An extra insole will fix that in a jiffy.post #25350 of 296312/11/16 at 8:57am
Forgive me as I'm an EG newcomer and a long time Alden shell guy...But with regard to insoles, I'm under the impression that utilizing them compromises the integrity of the footbed? With Alden's I've always been told to refrain from them because it interferes with the 'molding' process and puts your foots out of alignment of the natural flexpoints of the shoe.
Is that not the case with EG's?
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